Author Archives: Randy Orrison

10 in 10 Challenge for the MS Society

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This year Simon Kirk and I are going to do the 10 in 10 Challenge – hiking over 10 peaks in the Lake District in 10 hours – to raise money for the MS Society. Please visit our JustGiving page to donate.

Solar Eclipse 2015 – Keswick style

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This morning was like most other mornings in the Lake District – overcast, and trying to rain.  I went out for a short walk anyway, not expecting to be able to see anything of the eclipse.  However, at just the right time a thin spot in the clouds happened to drift past where the sun should be…

New Gallery

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I’ve recently changed my photo gallery on here from Gallery to Piwigo.  The Gallery project has gone into hibernation, with no new features for quite some time. Piwigo on the other hand is supported by an active and growing user community. What does this mean to you? Although I’ve been able to move photos and comments from the old gallery to… Read more »

Old Photos from the Tyler Family

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I have a small bundle of photos, which include some of my great-uncle Henry Tyler, his father Charles Napolean Tyler (1871 – 1925), some that are probably his brothers and sisters, and many that I can’t identify. The complete set is in my gallery; if anyone can identify any of the photos, I’d love to have any comments. Here are… Read more »

The Dreke family of Winona Minnesota

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Henry Dreke was born in 1837 in Germany, and married his wife Caroline there. Their three children, Lena, Minnie, and William Charles were born in Germany, before the family moved to America. How and why they ended up in Winona, Minnesota, I don’t know, but on 7 October 1891 William married Louise Seekamp there. The children of William and Louise… Read more »

Latrigg Sunrise

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Matthew and I got up early this morning, drove as far as we could up the Latrigg road, and walked up to the summit for some sunrise photos.